Durian has reached the U.K. for the first time, the Guardian reported.
It is regarded as the king of fruit in much of Southeast Asia due to its sweetness. But durian is best known for its pungent smell, variously compared to sewage, rotting flesh or ripe cheese.
You cannot bring durians on Singapore’s rail network, and it’s also banned from many airports and hotels in Southeast Asia.
Malaysia Kitchen, which promotes Malaysian food in the U.K., promises the fruits do not smell while still in their packaging.
By Lee Shin-young, Intern reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)